Coverage of the Mika Tweet and the resulting outrage over Trump’s escalating sexism dominated news coverage during a week when Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans tried to force feed a truly sexist piece of legislation down the throats of the American people—“The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.”
Most conservatives cleave to an idealized version of the 1950s and would like to see us turn back the national clock to a time when white men ruled every aspect of our society.
The moment I heard that Trump would not evoke executive privilege to stop James Comey’s Senate testimony, I knew that a character assassination blitz aimed at Comey would soon follow. I had read Comey’s seven- page statement made public the day before he testified; I saw only one defense open to Trump: deny, deny, deny.
When I first read about Kathy Griffin’s decapitated Trump photo, I too, thought she had made a terrible error in judgement, but not for the usual reasons. I am not particularly horrified about a bloody Trump head or any other bloody head. After all, I watch Netflix and between The Last Kingdon, Marco Polo and Walking Dead, I have seen piles of bloody heads…
Season finales have traditionally dominated television programming during the merry month of May: cliff hangers abound; plot twists rule; buildings explode; cars crash and usually, a major character dies at the hand of a rising villain. May sweeps for Trumplandia–America’s own really real reality show–packed in so much drama this month, viewers need a bullet point list to keep up.
When I recently wrote a comedy skit called WCSN GITMO: Worst Case Scenario News, I sketched a terrible future in which Congress repeals the First Amendment, allowing Trump to issue an executive order forbidding comedians from making fun of him, ultimately condemning Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Bill Maher and Yours Truly to imprisonment in Gitmo. Pure fiction, I thought
I would never willingly watch FOX News. NEVER! However, this morning I took my car to the local dealership for some repairs and, while sitting in the waiting area, I was forced to watch the FOX alternative universe unfold. As a daily reader of HuffPost and Politico, I watched the morning news program presented on… Continue reading Out-“FOXed” by Right-Wing Rhetoric